This Week in Global Logistics

This Week in Global Logistics

Occupy Protestors March on West Coast Ports – This week, the Occupy Movement marched on West Coast Ports disrupting cargo operations at Oakland and Portland resulting in heavy backlogs.  At Portland about 325 International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers and 200...
#Burgers4Bangkok

#Burgers4Bangkok

To help raise awareness of the flooding in Thailand, we sponsored The Burger Monster food truck at our office for an event we called Burgers4Bangkok. This lunch brought together our staff, customers and neighbors and a portion of the proceeds from each purchase were...
This Week in Global Logistics

This Week in Global Logistics

Ship Fuel Taxes to Help Poverty and Climate Change – The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) drafted a proposal that outlined the potential source of revenue from a bunker fuel tax. The funds raised would be used to pay for air pollution reduction...
This Week in Global Logistics

This Week in Global Logistics

Potential Railroad Strike Could Disrupt Supply Chains – Shipper groups are urging Congress to help prevent a possible nationwide strike next week. The National Retail Federation (NRF) CEO and President stated that the rail strike can pose a big threat to commerce,...
This Week in Global Logistics

This Week in Global Logistics

South Korean Cargo Ship Sinks – This week, a South Korean cargo ship destined for China disappeared after sending out an emergency signal. According to the South Korean Foreign Ministry, 14 crew members were rescued, while 7 seamen remain missing. Rescue ships from...